Bandai Namco have today revealed the pre-order incentive for Project CARS.
Those who pre-order the game from selected retailers will receieve the Ruf CTR3 SMS-R. A full description of the car states:
Further blurring the lines between reality and gaming, the Ruf CTR3 SMS-R is a race spec version created by the talented engineers at veteran developers Slightly Mad Studios of the already-impressive Ruf CTR3 super sports car. With a stripped interior, bespoke bodywork and highly-tuned engine, the Ruf CTR3 SMS-R produces over 750 horsepower and a staggering 330 km/h top speed making it a truly unique combination of technical excellence and aesthetic passion.
Mechanically, the engine is similar to the CTR3 Clubsport with 767hp and 980Nm of torque! That power level puts it on a par with the aforementioned Pagani Zonda R and allows it to compete alongside it in the GT1X class in-game.
By the removal of 270kg of weight and the addition of an aerodynamics package that doubles the downforce of the road car and tuned suspension for increased cornering loads, the SMS-R is a machine that could entirely exist in the real world thanks to the authentic way that it was created using techniques that real drivers have used for decades – cutting weight, tuning suspension, improving aero.
Vehicle Lead Casey Ringley stated:
We wanted the bodywork to reflect our idea of what Ruf would really do if they were to make a track-only version of the CTR3, Ruf_CTR3_SMS-R_Screenshot_1_1424796237.jpgvery much like what Pagani did with the Zonda R. As a result, none of the bodywork is excessively extreme and it takes a lot of cues from modern GT3 class cars: dive planes at the front, swan neck rear wing, aggressive diffuser and other little details that are normal for a car that is honed to perform on the track.
Vehicle Manager Jan Frischkorn added:
We also stripped the interior and added other racing equipment such as racing slicks in order to get it track-ready.
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